The Night Watchman

DUE IN MARCH: Written in homage to her own grandfather, Louise Erdrich's The Night Watchman features Thomas, the equally humble and wise tribal leader who sees through the federal government's promise to "emancipate" his tribe as yet another threat of displacement and erasure. Erdrich deftly weaves several plot lines as characters overcome similar threats to their freedom and survival through family loyalty, spirit guidance, and an unfailing connection to their past. This story is a clarion call today given that the Trump administration is currently attempting to terminate tribes throughout the United States. Recommended by Kelly

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671189
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Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s  grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth o